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Inclusive Early Childhood - Childhood Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The unique multiple certification Inclusive Early Childhood - Childhood Education program from Nazareth College prepares you to apply for teacher certification in four different areas of general and special education, which leads to better preparation for the classroom and more employment options. 
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Why Choose Nazareth for Early Childhood and Elementary Education?

How do you give attention to one child while managing a class of 25? What are creative ways to engage a community of learners? How do you capture young hearts and minds and inspire them to reach their potential? The rewards and challenges of teaching in today’s classrooms are many.

Graduate with two full academic majors, one in inclusive early childhood/childhood education and one in the liberal arts and sciences. The Inclusive Early Childhood - Childhood Education program from Nazareth College provides superb career services support and boasts a high job placement rate. 

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We often receive requests from districts for Nazareth alumni. Information collected from the Class of 2015 found that none were seeking employment, 70% had gone on to grad programs, and 64% were employed. (Some alums are employed and in graduate school.)

Program Highlights

  • Classes concentrate on child development, learner characteristics, differentiated instruction, culturally responsive teaching, and special education. Become prepared to teach all students (not simply a “dual” certification program).
  • Unique to Nazareth, most courses are taught on-site in local primary and elementary schools, which enables immediate connections between theory and practice and provides hands-on experience in the classroom throughout the program.
  • You'll be placed in a variety of settings, including urban, rural, and suburban schools.
  • Extracurricular opportunities to work with children through Nazareth include Saturday Art for Children classes, Partners for Serving, Partners for Learning, Mary's Place, and Saint's Place.
  • Program requires one course and fieldwork/practicum during the summer after junior year, enabling you to be recommended for four certifications upon graduation.
  • Nazareth also offers an extensive graduate program with additional teacher certifications.
  • With the “four + one year” program option (completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years), receive your initial certification in four years, then choose one of 13 different paths for graduate studies or teaching.
  • Nazareth is nationally recognized for its Fulbright student scholars, and more than half of the College's awardees in recent years have been education students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood program (Birth - Grade 6) are available in:  Biology, Chemistry, History, English, Mathematics, Languages (French, Italian, Spanish), American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Science, Sociology, Theatre Arts. These programs lead to a college recommendation in the following four NYS certifications:

  • Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2)
  • Students with Disabilities at the Early Childhood level (Birth - Grade 2)
  • Childhood Education (Grades 1 - 6)
  • Students with Disabilities at the Childhood level (Grades 1 - 6)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Apply: This includes submitting a sample of your writing (up to two pages in length; may be a graded academic paper).
  • Transcript/academic records: Contact an international credential evaluation service verified by NACES (required) to have your transcript/academic records sent from your school or university to Nazareth. Minimum grade point average (GPA): 2.75
  • Provide your English language test scores: Provide an official copy of your TOEFL/IELTS exam results.
  • Optional: Official SAT or ACT exam results. (Required for nursing.)
  • Recommendations: 1-3 letters of recommendation from teachers or advisors (in English).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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